I have always loved Japanese food eversince I was young. At first I never had the tastebuds for Sushi Rolls, but now that I've gotten older, they suddenly have that appeal. I still do not eat the raw ones though, And I know I might be missing on some succulent flavors and tastes, but to each his own right?!
I have always loved anything shrimp, so when I first tried Ichiban Boshi, my instinct was to order the Ebi Fry, In Manila we call it Tempura, I love them, any decent Japanese Restaurant will never cook Tempura wrong, with the light and fluffy breading that envelops that rightly cooked shrimp, dipped in a ginger filled tempura sauce. It is just a heavenly taste, Light with the right amount of crisp and flavor.
So like I said, while I was browsing Ichiban Boshi's extensive menu, my thoughts were, ebi fry, on every flip, I was looking for that familiar Ebi Fry. Then I saw it, then decided to look further on the Menu, just to see what else they had.
And found myself looking at this wonderfully, Curious Wazen.
What?! Japanese have curry too?! I was curious! Seriously curious because I thought that Curry was an Indian Thing. So I decided to give it a try, since the Wazen's full title is, Chicken Cheese Curry Wazen, and if you have read my other reviews I am a sucker for cheese!
The set included a hot plate of Curry Chicken topped with Cheese and it served on a hot plate with fire still underneath the plate to make sure that it is constantly hot while you eat (and I'd like to think, its placed there to melt the yummy cheese) and it also had my all time favorite Ebi Fry as part of the set, a bowl of rice, a cup of miso soup and 2 slices of sweet watermelon. On the side I ordered their Mini California Roll (what is mini with it I do not know).
My very first attempt at any curry, EVER! was so unexpected, the flavor is amazing, just the right amount of heat and sweetness, and the spices just melt all together in my mouth, the chicken cooked just well enough that it is not stringy or hard, it was almost melting in my mouth. I loved it! The serving was so big I almost had to give up eating my rice just to be able to finish the whole thing, The size of their serving was good enough to share! I was almost resentful that I ordered an extra serving of Mini California Rolls because I am so stuffed to finish everything I ordered!
But even the Mini California Roll was made with so much heart, everything tasted great, and the value for money is amazing. The Ambience of their restaurant is also glorious you'd feel like you were royalty, The attendants are always pleasant and nice, I have kept coming back with friends since I discovered this place.
Going Japanese is very easy, Ichiban Boshi.